Anytime you inject rock music with orchestration, especially when it “rock” is often synonymous for “pop”, the term anthemic comes to mind. That’s what you get with Light Pollution (MySpace) — anthem-like rock music with hints of Arcade Fire’s instrumentation. When it comes to this group’s vocals, however, I’d say they sound a bit more like Feral Children (minus the Modest Mouse reference).
There are two songs, included below, available for public consumption off the group’s self-titled, debut EP. One is “Firewood”, a short but fun rock romp, and the other is “Each Bone In Your Back”, a song lovely and plush with AF references. This is a band to keep an eye on — when they finally get around to putting out an LP, I’m sure it will be great.
(Oh yeah, that LP is slated for, as far as I can tell, self-release early in ’09…)
Light Pollution: Each Bone In My Back [mp3]
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Light Pollution: Firewood [mp3]